Sydney Rail Network Special Interest page

Each day in the Sydney area 1 million customers travel on the Sydney Rail Network.

In a year, people make around 325 million train journeys.

Sydney Trains has 178 stations

and has 2,953 timetabled trips per weekday.

The first railway in Sydney was opened between Sydney and Parramatta in 1855.

Left to Right top: Central Station in 1855, Goulburn Station in 1879. Bottom: Town Hall Station 1932.
The most recent train station at Leppington was opened in 2015.

To ride on Sydney Trains you must purchase an Opal card. You can Tap On with your Opal Card at the beginning of your journey and Tap Off at the end.

You must remember to top up your Opal Card with money to pay for the train ride.

Have you ever wondered why one train may not look identical to another?

Each train has different features.

On the website, you can view the train Network Map and train timetable to plan a trip.

Have a good train ride!


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